Definition of Authorizing:
- "A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. VIII.", Robert Kerr.
- "The Franco-German War of 1870-71", Count Helmuth, von Moltke.
It is true that there are but few, if any, commercial vessels of Mexico upon the high seas, and it is therefore not probable that many American privateers would be fitted out in case a law should pass authorizing this mode of warfare.- "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.